Ancestral Lines : The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest Paperback
by John Barker
Part of the Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom series
This compelling ethnography offers a nuanced case study of the ways in which the Maisin of Papua New Guinea navigate pressing economic and environmental issues.
Beautifully written and accessible to most readers, Ancestral Lines is designed with introductory cultural anthropology courses in mind.
Barker has organized the book into chapters that mirror many of the major topics covered in introductory cultural anthropology, such as kinship, economic pursuit, social arrangements, gender relations, religion, politics, and the environment.
The second edition has been revised throughout, with a new timeline of events and a final chapter that brings readers up to date on important events since 2002, including a devastating cyclone and a major court victory against the forestry industry.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 248 pages, 27 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: University of Toronto Press
- Publication Date: 05/04/2016
- Category: Indigenous peoples
- ISBN: 9781442635920
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